noun ten·rec \ˈten-ˌrek\

Definition of tenrec

  1. :  any of numerous small often spiny mammalian insectivores (family Tenrecidae) chiefly of Madagascar

Origin and Etymology of tenrec

French, from Malagasy tàndraka

First Known Use: circa 1785

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